The initial teacher training core content framework: An introduction
Although the fine detail of the framework’s content is highly significant to initial teacher training (ITT) providers - such as those offering school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programmes; higher education institutes (HEI) led programmes; or School Direct programmes accredited by a SCITT or HEI - it’s useful for headteachers and leaders to be aware of it. Early career teachers (Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT)) schools appoint to teaching posts from September 2021 will be the have accessed training that aligns to the framework.
Programmes that aligned to the initial teacher training core content framework were first delivered from September 2020. The framework was introduced in response to the Carter review. One of the report’s recommendations was:
We believe ITT course content should have a relentless focus on pupil outcomes (including pupil progress, achievement and well-being) and should be delivered purposefully towards this overarching goal.
The ITT core content framework aligns with the Early Career Framework (ECF) to establish an entitlement to a 3 or more-year structured package of support for all new teachers at the start of their careers (one year via the ITT core content framework and a further two years via the ECF). The ECF was rolled out early in some regions, including Bradford, from September 2020 and is available nationally from September 2021.